FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at North Bar, Leeds (7.2% version). Pours a clear straw yellow, finger of head. Aroma is musty at first with grapefruit and tart citrus fruits/orange peel as it warms up. Taste is again musty as it goes in, with a touch of breadiness before the big grapefruit hops kick in. Orange and grass (both kinds) too. Bitter ans sharp, but brilliantly balanced. Just a classic Kernel IPA.
Camons (7523) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Kernel Brewery, London. Pours slightly hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of malt, little bread, fresh fruity hops, peach, mango, grapefruit. Flavor is malt, fruity hops, peach, orangepeel, mango, grapefruit. Medium body, soft carbonation, nice bitter finish. 210913
IluvatarMilan (281) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Dean Swift - another case of the Kernel doing what they do best: brewing superb fresh and fruity IPAs. This one has a sweet nose of oranges, mango. Taste is medium-bodied, beautifully hoppy without overshooting in any direction. Mild hoppy aftertaste.
MOARBEER (94) - WALES - SEP 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Geers marked 7.2%. Pours like dirty dishwater. Cloudy grey/taupe. Visually unappealing. Aroma is big juicy fruit, mandarin, grapefruit, yeast. Taste follows with medium bitterness.
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid Kernel offering, on tap at the Old Fountain, although they had it down as 7.2% rather than 6% (error? Didn’t taste mega strong).
Niall73 (2232) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at CBC Brixton. Pours a head yellow gold with a thin white head and some visible fine carbonation. Aroma is elderflower, piss, lychee, passion fruit, lemon, grass. Light body, foamy. Fresh, crisp with Elderflower, lemonade, mango, a hint of candy, a touch of veggie earthiness, finishes with a touch of bitter grapefruit, but its subtle. So well balanced, complex. It's really nice.
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RichTheVillan (4384) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines; clear golden yellow pour with big foamy white head, orange aroma, taste has grapefruit, citrus, mandarin and a hint of pine also a slight touch of pepper, decent bitterness level and soft carbonation.
minutemat (2406) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from Kernel HQ, Bermondsey. A light & vibrant beer bursting with spiky pineapple, lemon and tropical zest. Very fresh tasting.
ErkkiH (6) - - SEP 15, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with a rich, thick, sea shore-like head. Color is a delicious light amber. Aroma is an explosion of fruit and hop. Amazing taste, full of tropical fruit. Refreshing, slighly sweet, moderately hoppy. Crisp palate with a soft carbonation. Nice, extremely long finish.
mr_h (3560) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from Good Spirits Company, Glasgow - clear deep golden, thin off-white head, pine, grassy, citrus aroma, no lacing, grapefruit, citrus, brief initial malty sweetness, quickly overpowered by the hops, over hopped, prolonged bitter citrus